Capital Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park, dogs in national parks

Capitol Reef National Park

As mentioned in a previous post, Capital Reef is a 1-paw park. Pets are only allowed along roadways, developed areas the picnic area and campground.

Even though the park lacks pet friendliness, it is still worth a visit.  The Fruita campground is surrounded by apricot groves where you can walk your pet and pick fruit during the right seasons but watch for deer which enjoy spending their time in the shade and eating the fallen fruit.

Fremont Trail in Capitol Reef

Fremont Trail in Capitol Reef

A trail starts at the campground and follows the Fremont River for a ways before climbing 480 feet to an overlook of the valley, campground and groves.  As we reached the top of the 1.5 mile trail the silence was broken by the sound of 2 Great Danes barking from the campground.  When we returned we asked the nearby campers and they said a car alarm had caused them to briefly bark from the trailer but they quickly became quiet once again.

About Jenny

Wandering photographer and balloon pilot with a Great Dane and a trailer. Trying to create happier and healthier lives for Great Danes and their humans. Happy dog, happy life!
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